Marine biologist Matt Carter in the Marlborough Sounds while filming Coast New Zealand.

Coastline exposed

Marlborough stories of ships and shipwrecks will feature in television show Coastal New Zealand.

Happy hunters

Duck shooters will be wanting wet conditions to enhance their chances on opening day.

New health and safety legislation would not prevent farmers hosting shooters, or enjoying duck shooting

Falling out of love with sav?

Are international wine lovers growing tired of Marlborough sauvignon blanc?

Free flowing river

A digger will spend three days pulling weeds from a Blenheim river to help prevent flooding.

Running the vines

The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon shows the benefit of events to Marlborough.

Snapper seek warmer water

Is the Marlborough Sounds too cold for snapper?

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Accidents on Marlborough roads

Tony Cronin, St John Picton station manager.

Emergency services were called to two separate accidents on Marlborough roads this week.

New chairman

The Marlborough Boys' College board of trustees has a new chairman

Celebrity makes secret visit

And the winner is...

Sport

Colvey sent out on loan

New Zealand under-23 international Kip Colvey has been loaned out from the San Jose Earthquakes.

New Zealand youth international Kip Colvey sent out on loan by San Jose Earthquakes.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

MBC First XV primed for another big season

Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby skipper Ma'ara Ave is looking forward to a successful season as his team sets ...

 The King Salmon Marlborough Boy's College First XV rugby team face a long, demanding season, but their captain and coach are confident they are up for the challenge.

Mariners need to step up

Football

 If the Floorpride Marlborough Mariners hope to stay in touch with the Nelson division one football leaders they need to beat Wakefield on Saturday.

Exciting rugby weekend in store

Harlequins' play maker Dale Rutledge has been in good touch this season, but will be missing from his side's Tasman ...

The second round of NPD Tasman Trophy crossover rugby games includes several key encounters on both sides of the hill.

Opinion

Always blow on the (smaller) pie

Pies may shrink in size as part of healthy food guidelines for hospitals.

OPINION: The humble pie has come under the spotlight.

SATIRE: Mum keeps tot fluoride-free

Police searched the woman's house and found more teeth behind the cooker.

SATIRE: A mother has ripped out all her toddler's teeth to protect the milky trinkets from fluoride.

Common purpose

Anzac Day Service at the Seymour Square Cenotaph, Blenheim.

Marlborough RSA member and Royal New Zealand Navy veteran Terry Ford, writes about the legacy of those who fought and died.

SATIRE: Sparky's light bulb moment

The Beaver.

SATIRE: Sparky faces suspension for changing light bulb without scaffolding or cones.

Vibrant history

Steve Austin is the Marlborough Museum chief executive.

 Marlborough Museum chief executive Steve Austin talks about the importance of protecting and remembering our heritage.

Business

Falling out of love with sav?

Australia is one of New Zealand's largest wine export markets.

Are international wine lovers growing tired of Marlborough sauvignon blanc?

Alcohol sales still on hold

The new Countdown Redwoodtown.

A medical officer has appealed the decision to grant a new Countdown store an alcohol licence.

Sun shines on turnover

Destination Marlborough general mangaer Tracy Johnston

Marlborough businesses report a positive increase in turnover compared to the previous year.

Running the vines

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon director Chris Shaw says holding the event in the vines has led to participants ...

The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon shows the benefit of events to Marlborough.

Cuisine's top pinot noir

Wairau River vineyard

This year’s quest for pinot perfection yielded plenty of fine examples, writes John Saker.

Your Marlborough

Happy hunters

Duck shooters will be wanting wet conditions to enhance their chances on opening day.

New health and safety legislation would not prevent farmers hosting shooters, or enjoying duck shooting

And the winner is...

Marlborough District Councillor Jenny Andrews will open the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards.

Watercolours, digital graphics and photographs will battle for the supreme art award.

What's on

Take time out to enjoy Marlborough this week.

Event guide for the week ahead.

Goodwill harvesting

Marlborough grape harvester John Powell with one of the harvester machines that will be driven around Blenheim ...

"The community gets so annoyed over the weeks of harvest from harvesters holding up traffic and so on. It just shows that harvesters can be fun."

Running the vines

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon director Chris Shaw says holding the event in the vines has led to participants ...

The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon shows the benefit of events to Marlborough.

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150th Anniversary

Behind the lens

Graham Brooks took this photo of a petrol tanker in flames on Pak Lim corner, in Renwick.

"Back then if you saw a picture in the paper where it looks like the photographer is right up close to a fire, they actually are."

'It's about the people'

Vanessa Watson started working with the Express in 1983, working her way up to general manager a position she held from ...

Vanessa Watson started at The Marlborough Express in 1983.

Gathering the news

From left, linotype supervisor Pat Corskie, advertising manager Ted Woodward, chief reporter Harry Turvey, editor Jim ...

150 years ago it was done on horseback, now reporters can get news from anywhere in the world as it happens.

The modern newsroom

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The Marlborough Express embarked on a new chapter in its history in December when staff moved into new offices in Arthur St, Blenheim.

Archives an asset to Marlborough

The Marlborough Express archives at Marlborough Museum.

"There just seems to not be enough hours in the day to read them all."

Rex keeps Renwick informed

Andrew Murray delivered the Marlborough Express to Renwick residents in the late 1970s with his pet dog Rex balanced on ...

An acrobatic dog balancing on the handlebars of a newspaper delivery boy's bike delighted Renwick residents in the 1970s.

Advertising is our lifeblood

190416 150 years. History. Advertising. Marlborough Express

No newspaper would be possible without the support of advertisers.

Colleagues and lifelong friends

Ted Woodward, left, and Jim Nicholas are still firm friends after working in the advertising department of The ...

Working for the Furness family was a highlight

Commitment to community

The newspaper's founder first editor, Samuel Johnson, took a special interest in the way Marlborough was managed by the ...

The Express has a history of editors whose enthusiasm influenced Marlborough today.

Dedicated paper boys

The final stage-delivery to a loyal subscriber

The Express has been delivered to readers' letterboxes in any number of ways over the past 150 years.

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